Vacancy - We are searching for a new Priest!

St. Margaret's, Renfrew and St. John's Johnstone have been linked for the last 20 years. We have an exciting opportunity for a Priest to join and lead two unique, loyal and committed congregations with established support for incoming clergy. Both churches are focused on spiritual growth in depth and numbers and building sustainable Christian communities and centres of worship.

Notably, here at St. Margaret's, we have recently concluded significant investment in the church building, including a new roof. St. John's have initiated a programme of work that will see improvement to the church building. This post provides an opportunity for someone to build on each congregation's achievements of the last decade and bring their own thoughts and ideas to how we collectively grow and strengthen the congregations and our worship over the coming years.

We are looking for a Priest who has:

Experience of working with a congregation as well as the wider community
Commitment to mission and outreach
Ability to encourage, support and motivate all members of the congregation
Ability to preach concise, stimulating and engaging sermons
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good listening skills, own transport, sense of humour.

Experience and ability to relate to young people and children
Great leadership qualities and commitment to planning
Ability to identify and encourage volunteers in the congregation
Knowledge of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

For more information about St. Margaret's, St. John's and the Parish Profiles, please e-mail John Mitchell (Lay Representative) at: or tel: 07798 662 711.



Interviews are expected to commence the first week in September.

Applicants are welcome to make informal enquiries about St Margaret’s (and our linked charge, St John’s) to any of the following people:

John Mitchell (Lay Representative): Tel 01505 862570 or 07798 662711; E-mail

Revd Pat Smith (current Priest-in-Charge): Tel 01436 671091; E-mail:

Dean Ian Barcroft: Tel: 0141 221 5720; E-mail: